What happened on the opening day at GolfSixes?

There has been plenty of discussion in recent memory surrounding mixed team events in golf. Would it work? Would it be a success?

Well, on the showing of day one at GolfSixes, the answer is a definitive yes.

Aside from the Captain’s team – comprising of Thomas Bjorn at Catriona Matthew – the two all-women teams of Charley Hull/Georgia Hall and Mel Reid/Carlota Ciganda were the big outsiders heading into the week.

In fact, the bookies had the England Women at around 50/1 before the off, while the European Women were available at an eye-watering 80/1.

Both teams progressed to the final day.

Eddie Pepperell/Matt Wallace vs. Charley Hull/Georgia Hall promised to be the tie of the day, and so it proved, as the match was halved with a pair of stunning eagles on the final hole. Both teams would go on to advance to Sunday.

And then it was the turn of the European Women to delight the jubilant crowds at the Centurion Club. After matching the points total of the Danish team of Thorbjorn Olesen and Lucas Bjerregaard in Group A, they duly dispatched the defending champions in a playoff.

Full day-one standings

Quarter-final matches

Thailand vs. South Korea

Ireland vs. England Women

Australia vs. European Women

England vs. France

Best Quote

Mel Reid:

We’re here to prove a point. Prove that women’s golf doesn’t get as much exposure and coverage as it should do and, hopefully, with us getting through to Sunday people will start to open their eyes a little bit.

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